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FTC Sues Mobile Data Broker Over Abortion Location Data Sale

  • The agency alleges Kochava sold sensitive location data
  • Kochava had preemtively sued the FTC earlier this month
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The US Federal Trade Commission sued Kochava Inc., a data broker it alleges sells consumers’ mobile geolocation data that could be used to track visits to abortion providers, addiction recovery centers or other sensitive locations.

The agency voted 4-1 to file the complaint in Idaho federal court, with Republican Commissioner Noah Phillips dissenting.